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December 2016
In this Issue: 
 Thank You for Visiting
What's New in the Shop & Online
Interior Museum News

Happy Holidays!
Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season and best wishes for the coming New Year.

What Our Visitors Are Saying

Display Ideas

Entryway to home displaying contemporary art with traditional flair.
Check out more display ideas on our Pinterest board  and keep sending yours in to us! All display photos will be posted anonymously. Thank you for participating and sharing your ideas!

Take a Look at a Book!
Most titles discounted 20%, see them by clicking here!

Store Hours
Open on Saturday,
December 17, 2016
  10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The Indian Craft Shop is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m., and the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Shop is closed on federal holidays.

Visiting Us
A photo ID is needed for entrance to the building. During weekdays, visitors may use either the
C Street or E Street entrances (E Street is closer for Metro riders). Handicap access ramps are available at both entrances. During Saturday hours, visitors must use the C Street entrance.

Public Transportation
Farragut West (Blue, Orange, and Silver Line) and Farragut North (Red Line) are the closest metro stops. It is a six-block walk, or you can ride an 80 or S1 bus to 19th and C streets. There is metered parking on the street and several parking lots within a few blocks.
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   The Indian Craft Shop - December 2016
'Brrrrrr' heralds the entry to December! The cool weather and snow forecasts remind us of the impending winter season, holiday time and the nearing of the New Year, oh my! We are hoping all of you enjoy your December, stay warm and safe, and have great family get-togethers.

We are very grateful to be a part of your winter and holiday season, and look forward to helping you shop for that special someone on your list. We have lots of new work in the Shop, we'll have guest artists Charlene and Frank Reano joining us for a trunk jewelry show this Thursday, December 8, and also a few "specials" this month to tell you about!

Come On In and Meet & Greet Guest Artists
Charlene & Frank Reano (San Felipe and Santo Domingo)
Trunk Jewelry Show, Thursday December 8thMeetGreet
Meet and greet Charlene and Frank
Thursday, December 8th
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
We Welcome Charlene and Frank Reano on Thursday, December 8 with the latest of their beautiful mosaic inlay jewelry and heishi shell and stone bead necklaces. 

Charlene and Frank Reano have been creating jewelry for more than 30 years and their work is in collections across the nation and around the world. Creating jewelry has been predominantly a full time occupation for Charlene who has perfected the skills and eye for color that make the mosaic inlay 'tapestries in stone and shell' jewelry so unique. The word "tapestry" is a fitting description of Charlene's mosaic inlay, as she's like a painter, quilt maker or weaver who puts colors and shapes together in a way that creates a pleasing finished piece that blends gently together. Frank is an expert bead maker; he also works in silver and collaborates with Charlene on many of her necklaces and other jewelry pieces.

Charlene and Frank Reano  have been highlighted at the Shop for much of their career and have been great supporters of our long history in Washington, DC.  Be sure to come in to the Shop to see Charlene and Frank's full selection of work and, in the meantime, take a look at current pieces available on our online store.

We Thank You for Visiting During our November Artist Days !
We truly enjoyed having three of our long term artists and friends of the Shop last month and we thank all of you who made it in to see their work and share a few stories. It's tough to say which meant more to the patrons: meeting their favorite artists...or the artists meeting their ardent fans. To all of our customers and artists, we Thank You with full hearts!  

We were fortunate enough to have tickets for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture for the "day off," which was almost a full day of absorption and touring. A cold and windy afternoon didn't stop Earl from adding another adventure and making his way to see the Washington Redskins play at FedExField! So the adventures were many and we have wonderful memories... AND a great selection of jewelry and sculpture in the Shop from the show!

What's New in the Shop and Online New
We are continually working on adding new items to the online store but as you know, it's a never-ending challenge! We ALWAYS have more in the Shop so we encourage you to come in person to visit and see everything we have to offer. 

If you aren't able to visit, we can help by sending images or with descriptions over the phone-just let us know by calling 202-208-4056 or emailing us.


That's right! We're offering great specials on most book titles, weavings, pottery and fetish carvings so take advantage of these specials for most of December as you shop with us! What a great way to ADD to a gift by including a book on American Indian arts - take a look at our great selection of book titles.

Want to add texture to a room? Hang a weaving on the wall! From the looms of Navajo weavers, great classic patterns and pictorials are among the beautiful rugs. Take a look at our weaving selection on our online store.

Don't forget a fetish carving for those on your list! Fetish carvings are a great introduction to the arts for both young and old alike. Take a look at our online selection.

Take a look at examples of our selection of arts from Alaska and walrus tusk ivory carvings and learn more about these arts by clicking here.

As we receive new items, we'll be working on adding them to our web store, so be sure, a s always, to check out our New Additions page   as we are continually adding new items!
Display Ideas - We're Building Our Collection! DisplayIdeas
Can you share photos of your home décor?! We would love to see and share the variety of ways people display their collections and hope you will join in the "collection of display ideas." 

Send in your photos of nooks in your home, or even a whole room décor, that include a bit (or a lot!) of your American Indian artwork. The sharing is great for all our patrons and also for artists who love to see how their work is displayed in people's homes. Check out our current display ideas on our Pinterest board and keep sending your display ideas and photos to us. 
  All display photos will be posted anonymously.  

Thank you for participating and sharing your ideas!

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We've really enjoyed being part of this social media phenomenon and seeing our 'likes' increasing - do you  LIKE US on FACEBOOK?!
Can you give us a review?! THANK YOU!

Part Time/On Call Sales Position Available Job
We are accepting inquiries and applications for a part time/on call sales position at the Shop. Strong knowledge/interest in American Indian arts required and experience in sales/retail/working with the public very helpful. 

For more details, information, and to apply, click here

REMINDER - Open Saturday, December 17, 2016
The Indian Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month  from
10am - 4pm.  This month, the third Saturday is December 17.
Be sure to come in for your special holiday gift shopping!

We look forward to your visits in the Shop,
on the phone 202-208-4056, via email or our online store.

Thank you for your continued support of the arts -
we truly appreciate you!
News from the Interior Library InteriorLib
George Franchois, Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
Future Programs at the Department of the Interior Library
The Department of the Interior Library is proud to present a number of free programs to both Interior Department staff and the public. They include our Park Ranger Speaker Series programs and our DOI Library Training Sessions. Our monthly Park Ranger Speaker Series highlights the background and history of sites of interest in the Washington, DC region, as well as subjects highlighting the history of the United States. Our Training Sessions introduce DOI employees and others to the Library's services and to the information sources it makes available either through Interior staff computers or an in-person visit to the Library. A list of the DOI Library's future programs can be found here.  
Please feel free to contact the DOI Library if you have any questions about these programs or the services and resources that we have to offer.

The DOI Library is open to Interior staff and the public from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (except federal holidays) in Room 2262 of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building. We can be reached by phone at (202) 208-5815 or e-mail.

News from the Interior Museum Museum
Upcoming Program:

Iconic Inspiration:  Photographing the National Parks
December 7, 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Learn more about this program here.

Murals Tours
Discover the art and architecture that made the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building a "symbol of a new day" during the Great Depression. 

Tours are offered at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Please call the Museum in advance of your visit at 202.208.4743 to make a reservation.  For more information on the Murals Tour,  click here.

Special Assistance -  For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.
Location -  The Rachel Carson Room is located next to the basement cafeteria of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC, 20240.

Building Access  - All adults must present a valid photo ID to enter the building. All visitors will be subject to security screenings, including bag and parcel checks.

The Indian Craft Shop |  Department of the Interior | 1849 C Street, NW  Washington, DC 20240  | 202.208.4056